The Living Knowledge Network is a UK-wide partnership of national and public libraries. Together we share ideas and spark connections between libraries, their collections and their people.

Created by the British Library to explore new ways for libraries across the country to work as one, the network currently includes over 20 public libraries, the British Library itself, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.

The Living Knowledge Network is the only of its kind in the UK and is centred on exchanging knowledge and developing memorable experiences for public library users, from simultaneous UK-wide exhibitions to leadership and development days. Every project is unique; shaped by the collaborative efforts of the libraries taking part, who put their collections and their users at the heart of what they do.


Find out more

Partner libraries

Find your closest participating library.

What's On

Come to our exhibitions, screenings and events.

Network power

Collaborative network activities

Opportunity for partnerships

Are you a public library outside London? We'd like to hear from you.